The Hope Lions Club had a special unveiling at its Monday luncheon as they announced their new $20,000 'Chuck Wagon' that is an upgrade over their previous 25-year old hauler and will enable them to be mobile as they do projects around the area.
The Hope Lions Club had a special unveiling at its Monday luncheon as they announced their new $20,000 ’Chuck Wagon’ that is an upgrade over their previous 25-year old hauler and will enable them to be mobile as they do projects around the area.
Lions spokesperson Mark Ross said “We outgrew our old one; Mr. Eddie Brazzel had this new one available. He bought it from him; he also gave us an additional donation on it.”
The massive new 2017 trailer has new bright red paint and logos, and Ross said that stainless steel shelving and other enhancements will be installed on the inside at a later date; the inside of the unit as unveiled Monday was still empty, in pristine condition, with only the new floor.
“We want to get everything where it is both water-proof and oil-proof,” Ross said.
One of the main uses for the hauler will be to transport the Lions Club cooking equipment, utensils and propane tanks, which they use during their locally—known fish fry outings, according to Ross.
Ross also praised the height of the trailer, saying “The entrance is seven-foot high; we have some tall folks in Lions, so they won’t have to duck up in there any more.”
Ross noted additional donations for the unit from Farm Bureau, Diamond Bank, SWEPCO, Boll Weevil Pawn, Robert Carter, Smiles of Arkansas, Dowd Company, Hope Water & Light, Sisson Realty, McDonalds, and Inland Printing.
“This represents another way for us to serve the community and promote our community,” he said.
The Hope Lions Club is the currently the largest, in terms of membership, in the state of Arkansas, now boosting over 100 members.